2018-05-31

College-bound grad crafts cool customized kicks



When Westlake High School senior Kylie Wexler got accepted to Indiana University in Bloomington last fall, the fourth generation in her family to do so, she wanted to show her school spirit. Looking for something to do on a lazy afternoon, she used permanent paint markers to decorate a white pair of Vans with IU-inspired images. She gave another decorated […]

Dams avoid grand jury’s hot water



A recent Ventura County grand jury report lists the Westlake and Lake Sherwood dams as two of the 14 dams in the region that could have a “significant impact” on residents if the structures were to fail. Ten of the dams are in Ventura County and four in Los Angeles County. The 2017-2018 grand jury report was commissioned in light […]

11 rescued dogs need forever homes



Months after being rescued from a puppy mill in Northern California, 22 Alaskan malamutes are becoming happy, healthy and active dogs under the watchful eye of a local kennel owner. The nonprofit Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Southern California is overseeing the care of the dogs in Simi Valley at the Double T Kennels, operated by 67-year-old resident Tina Dunn. Dunn, […]

Church to host seminar on worship leadership

Event has concerts, educational sessions


For pastors and worship leaders, Sundays are a chance to reach churchgoers with music and a message. But people tend to go to the same church each week, so without experiencing other congregations to see what works and what doesn’t, church leaders can’t always know if they’re helping their flock as well as they could. Camarillo Community Church hopes to […]

State charts record number of apprentices on the job

With so much focus placed on obtaining a degree these days, graduating high school seniors often overlook apprenticeship programs as a third option to college or trade school. “It’s a really good option, actually,” said Michele Macdonald, the office manager at an apprenticeship training program operated by the local carpenters’ union. About 200 students are enrolled in the four-year apprenticeship […]

Dogs in cars, an argument that will drive you nuts

There’s nothing better than pets and kids. And for many families, the pet is the kid, right? In America, some 85 million families— about 68 percent of all households­— own a pet. Among their many qualities, pets are humanizing; they have traits from which we can all learn a thing or two. Dog is man’s best friend, and to say […]

Shocking facts about electrical water hazards

With the start of summer just around the corner, the National Fire Protection Association is reminding people about the potential electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boats and in the waters surrounding boats, marinas and launch ramps. Electric shock drowning happens when faulty wiring sends an electrical current into the water. The current then passes […]

Women to connect

Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., June 13 at the Sunset Ballroom, Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The theme is “Clowning Around.” Janet Webb from Greenwich Floral will demonstrate flower arranging. Patrick Alingasa will provide music. Reservations are required before noon Mon., June 11. To reserve a seat, […]

We help the aging

A FRIEND TO SENIORS—May was Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. At the May 17 meeting of the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation, Nancy Nelson of Belmont Village Senior Living in Calabasas gave an overview about the challenges facing the elderly who either choose to, or are forced to live in a home for the aging. “We have to give our seniors validity,” Nelson […]

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